Linda Shattock – Child Clinical Psychologist
B.A. (Hons.) Psychology – University of Cardiff (1986)
M Sc. Clinical Psychology –University of Surrey (1992)
Chartered Psychologist, Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) registered
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Health and Care Professionals Council registered
Postgraduate Qualification in Supervision (2011)
Enhanced DBS checked
I have worked for 29 years as a clinical psychologist in community Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS), the last 20 years in Somerset CAMHS offering evidence-based psychological therapy. I have gained additional therapeutic skills and training by becoming an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 10 years ago. I have a wealth of experience assessing and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families presenting with a range of clinical presentations, such as emotional difficulties, anxiety and low mood.
I have 20 years experience working in diagnostic teams in the NHS in Somerset, offering assessments for children and young people with suspected autism. I still offer these assessments as part of an independent autism team which includes a paediatrician and a specialist speech and language therapist. We all have the required qualifications and training to conduct these assessments. We have all worked in autism diagnostic teams for under 18 year olds in the NHS in Somerset. These autism assessments can contribute to an Early Health Care Plan (EHCP).
I am also an experienced clinical supervisor and trainer, having offered specialist tutoring and supervision to trainees at Exeter University for many years.
Clinical psychologists are able to draw on a broad range of theories and models which are tailored to meet the unique needs of the young person and their family. I may draw tools from a range of different approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment focussed therapies, parenting interventions, compassion-focussed therapy, and systemic therapy where appropriate.
I have an empathic and supportive approach focusing on developing a trusting and collaborative relationship with young people and their families within which change can take place.